With its miles of stunning coastline, beautiful lakes and rivers, there is plenty of opportunity in North Wales to take part in some of the best water sports the UK has to offer. As Wales is celebrating its incredible waters this year with The Year Of The Sea, we thought we would introduce you as to what is available when it comes to Watersports Snowdonia Style…
As it involves working your way down natural river gorges/canyons, Snowdonia is a great place to try out canyoning. To get down the canyons, you will use a mix of walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming. It’s high adrenalin and not for the faint hearted, but one of the most fun watersports you can do here.
Surf Snowdonia opened its doors in 2015. It’s the worlds first inland surf lagoon, generating guaranteed man-made waves for the perfect surfing conditions. For those looking to learn to surf, it’s a great place to master the basics and for those more experienced surfers, a great place to hone your skills. However, If spending time out on the open water is what you are looking for, then head to Hells Mouth in Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula.
Anglesey is the place to head to for coasteering. It’s rugged, basalt coastline is perfect for exploring when incorporating jumping, climbing and swimming. There are lots of different parts of the island to explore, offering different levels of ability.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
The National White Water Centre is based in Bala, Snowdonia and is the top place in the UK to go white water rafting. The river Tryweryn is damn controlled giving guaranteed rapids throughout the year. There are different levels available so the whole family can get involved.
The Welsh National Sailing Academy & Events Centre is based in Pwllheli and offers sailing courses and taster days. There are also events and races that take place throughout the season. If you would like to try sailing on the lakes as opposed to the open waters, activity providers in Bala also offers sailing courses on the largest lake in Wales, Llyn Tegid.